Cornish Native Oysters (S-M)

Cornish Native Oysters (S-M)

Cornish Native Oysters are wild and sustainably fished from traditional Native Oyster beds in sub-tidal waters at the River Fal Estuary, Falmouth, Cornwall, England.

The name "Cornish Native Oyster" has been in use since Roman times. At Simply Oysters, we use this traditional name to describe Native Oysters from the River Fal in Cornwall.

Governed by ancient laws, Native Oysters from the River Fal may only be fished from 1 October to 31 March each year by licensed fishermen, who must use sail or oar vessels and hand-hauled dredges to fish for these oysters. No motor or mechanical power is allowed.

Available: Seasonal - 1 October to 31 March each year.

In Stock: Yes. At times, Native Oysters may be unavailable due to adverse tides and/or weather.

Size: Small to Medium (70-80g approx).

Freshest oysters possible
Cornish Native Oysters remain in the River Fal Estuary from seed until market size (takes 4 to 5 years).

Once harvested, these oysters are cleaned and purified in filtered natural seawater, packed live to order in boxes, and dispatched by the oyster fishery's depuration and dispatch centre (Monday to Thursday), for next day courier delivery to our clients' addresses in mainland UK (Tuesday to Friday).

Store and consume
Store oysters in the fridge and consume within five days from delivery. Oysters can be consumed raw or cooked. How to Store Oysters 

Ingredients: Oysters (molluscs).

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Cornish Native Oyster

 

Shells: Rounded, smooth.

 

Shell cup depth: Medium.

 

Brininess: 5/10.

 

Meat to shell ratio: 7/10.

 

Meat: Plump, firm.

 

Succession of flavour notes:

1. Light sea salt.

2. Melon, lettuce, cucumber.

3. Copper.

 

Disclaimer. This taste review is our own opinion. Each oyster is unique with flavour influences by its waters, climates and seasons.

 

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Since Roman times, the name/term "Cornish Native Oysters" has been in use to describe Native Oysters from various rivers in Cornwall (for example, the River Fal and the River Helford). At Simply Oysters, we use this traditional name to describe Native Oysters from the River Fal in Cornwall.

 

Cornish Native Oysters are fished from the River Fal Estuary, near the seaside town of Falmouth, Cornwall, England. The River Fal catchment area can be described as the Truro Port Fishery, which covers an area of 2,721 acres, and includes all parts of Truro and Falmouth Harbours and the bed of Truro, Fal and Tresillian rivers.

 

Governed by ancient laws to ensure the sustainability of Native Oyster stocks: Native Oysters from the Truro Port Fishery may be fished by licensed fishermen (licenses are valid for one season only) at certain times (from 9 am to 3 pm Monday to Friday; and from 9 am to 1 pm Saturday) from 1 October to 31 March each year, with the use of sail or oar vessels and hand-hauled dredges. No motor or mechanical power is allowed. This is the only fishery in the world where such traditional methods must be used in order to fish for Native Oysters.

 

Monday to Saturday, about 20 or so licensed fishermen in their oyster boats fish for Native Oysters from the River Fal in Cornwall from 1 October to 31 March each year. Most of the oyster boats were built at boatyards around the River Fal, and some of the oldest boats still in use at the Oyster Fishery date back to 1860.

 

To fish for Native Oysters from the River Fal, licenced fishermen must use sail or oar vessels; rely on their experience and the winds and tides to manoeuvre their vessels and tow their small oyster dredges across the seabed; haul their catch of oysters aboard by hand or winch; sort their catch on board to retain oysters of market size; and return the rest of the catch to the sea. Once landed, these oysters are cleaned, sized, and purified for a minimum of 42 hours (in accordance with UK and EU laws). After that, these oysters are packed live to order and dispatched the same day, for next day courier delivery to our clients' addresses in mainland UK.

 

Cornish Native Oysters are featured on menus at top oyster bars, restaurants, and hotels in the UK.

 

The Falmouth Oyster Festival is held at the seaside town of Falmouth in October each year. This popular festival attracts tens of thousands of people, who enjoy oysters, local food and drink, live music, entertainment and activities.

 

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Cornish Native Oysters from River Fal Estuary, Cornwall, England.

 

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In Stock. Delivery to addresses in mainland UK (Tuesday to Friday). Choose delivery date at checkout. At the latest, order by 12 noon for next day delivery.

Prices are per Oyster. Minimum order is 12 Oysters for this Product alone; or 6 Oysters when combined with Other Products shown at the bottom of this page.

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